Dr. Ian Church

Assoc. Prof. Philosophy, Hillsdale College

Friday • October 27 • Time TBA

Alcuin Study Center

1401 W Beechwood Ave 47303

What can empirical research tell us about the problem of evil? In this talk, Dr. Church will explain what experimental philosophy is and highlight a few ways it might be applied to this central topic within philosophy of religion. Our focus will be on William Rowe’s seminal 1979 formulation of the problem of evil. 

Dr. Ian M. Church is an associate professor of philosophy at Hillsdale College, and he is the director of the Arete Research Center for Philosophy, Science, and Society. He is also the principal investigator on the “Launching Experimental Philosophy of Religion” project, which has been generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation. His main areas of research are epistemology and the philosophy of psychology. He is the author of Virtue Epistemology and the Analysis of Knowledge (2023), and the co-author of Intellectual Humility: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Science (2017). He also co-edited the Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck (2019). 

This special event is open to all.

Registration is NOT required, though it is helpful for planning purposes